One of a company’s greatest assets is its people. Kice Industries is very fortunate to have gifted, dedicated, and customer-focused employees. We would like you to learn a little bit more about our people of Kice, both professionally and personally.
Meet Doyle Hamilton
How many years and what roles have you had at Kice?
I’ve been at Kice for just short of 6 years. I have always been in my current role of IT Director.
Tell me a little bit about your day-to-day job currently?
My primary responsibility is the ERP system the company uses across all departments, Epicor. Over the recent several years we’ve integrated several other software systems with Epicor to leverage that data elsewhere. Keeping those primary and secondary systems updated and working with each other well constitute the bulk of my typical workload.
Working at Kice
What do you enjoy most about your job?
I appreciate that in my role I get to work with people from all departments/functional roles at Kice, from Finance to Manufacturing, to Sales, Purchasing and Engineering. I get the opportunity to see how a wide range of people utilizes the software infrastructure of the company. It’s important to be aware of how a process decision that is made in one area can affect downstream processes and users. It also opens opportunities to share solutions across those functional areas that may not be immediately obvious.
Can you share one of the things that are unique about working at Kice?
I particularly appreciate the initiative I see at Kice, in trying to make processes better and more streamlined. In the IT function there are always ways to do things better yet simpler. The people here are very good at constantly looking for ways to improve how the system tools we have can be utilized. There’s a lot to be said about always wondering “what if…..?”
What are three words to describe Kice?
Challenging, encouraging, rewarding.
Personal Side of Doyle
What is the worst thing you did as a kid?
We had horses growing up. When I was very young my older brother and I was playing in the front yard. He was the horse, I was leading him around the yard by a jump rope, him holding the handle in his mouth. I yelled “come on horsey!” and yanked the rope…his two front teeth went flying out of his mouth. Caught a little grief from Mom about that.
Five things you enjoy are:
- Family, of course.
- Golf (I’m awful, but still really enjoy it)
What chore do you absolutely hate doing?
I don’t know that I’d call it a chore, but cooking is not my thing. I’m fortunate that my wife is an excellent cook and enjoys it. I’m a pro at mac and cheese, but eventually, my daughter would get tired of it.
If you could do another job for just one day, what would it be?
I would enjoy being a veterinarian for a day, but that would be it. I have a great deal of respect for what they deal with day in and day out. I don’t think I’d be able to handle the downs that come with the ups in that job.
What did you want your adult profession to be when you were a kid?
Growing up I always wanted to be a teacher. I realize now that teachers are underappreciated and overworked considering the amount of influence they have on our kids.
You’re about to perform in a karaoke bar. What song do you pick?
I’ve heard myself sing. I’m not going to punish anyone by making them listen to me.